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The poachers‘ hide: stepping inside a baobab tree

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is known for its large elephant populations. One of the reasons they love it here so much, are the many baobab trees scattered across the park. The trees’ bark and the inside of the trunk act like a sponge and soak up water. During the dry season, the gentle giants nibble on bark and trunk to quench their thirst. Over the years, their hearty appetite hollows the tree!

Your private mobile safari: camping amongst buffaloes and bush babies

On our mobile explorer safaris, we take you to deep into the Tanzanian bush. Setting up camp on private special campsites, it’s just you and the wild. And no one else. It’s an adventure of a kind for those seeking the original safari experience – authentic, private, unadulterated.

The sand-drinking elephants of Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park, about a two-hours’ drive from the safari-capital Arusha in northern Tanzania, is known for its large herds of elephants. Going on a game drive in Tarangire, even if it’s just for a quick day trip, you are bound to spot herds of the gentle giants roaming between iconic Baobab trees.

The Kilimanjaro packing list: what you should bring for your hike of a lifetime

Climbing Kilimanjaro is the dream for many adventurers. An experienced mountain crew, good camping equipment and hiking boots certainly are essential tools to help you reach the summit. But on your hike through five different vegetation zones, you will need a little more than that.

Mount Meru: so much more than Kilimanjaro’s little brother

Many adventurers coming to Tanzania dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. However, there's a spectacular trekking alternative just around the corner: at 4566 metres, the rugged cliffs of Mount Meru tower above Arusha National Park.

How do animals sleep: using clever strategies to get through the night

Closing your eyes in the wild and lying spread-eagle worry-free, might get you into deadly trouble quite quickly. That’s why wild animals developed clever strategies to find the sleep they need. However, there are exceptions. Or have you seen a sleeping elephant while out and about on safari? We’ll tell you why not! As a rule of thumb: the higher up in the food chain an animal finds itself, the deeper the sleep it will find.

African wild dogs: the democrats of the animal kingdom

They are admired for their social behaviour and efficient hunting style, native to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, loved for their beautiful coat that gave them their nickname painted wolf and – they are endangered: African wild dogs. Only about 6,600 of them roam the African continent today, estimates the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the IUCN.

Our Safari Guide Michael: on the state of nature conservation in Tanzania

Michael is one of our most experienced guides. He has been with us since 2009 and knows the company and our guests like no other. He studied at Mweka, the well-known College for African Wildlife Management, and still keeps in touch with his professors to stay up to date with the latest developments in nature conservation – a topic very close to his heart.

Ol Doinyo Lengai: the Mountain of God that breathes snow

Just short of 3000 metres above sea-level, Ol Doinyo Lengai, the sacred mountain of the Masai towers above the remote plains south of Lake Natron in Tanzania’s Arusha region.The local Masai respect it as holy Mountain of God and home to their God Ngai, geologists study the mountain for its unique lava and travellers attempt to capture its mystic aura in photographs.

Our Safari Guide Tumaini: looking for warthogs in the Ngorongoro Crater

Tumaini joined our team as safari guide in 2013. Since then he has taken travellers from around the world to the plains of the Serengeti and the baobabs of Tarangire, making their dreams of safari adventures in Tanzania come true.